Glossary: Key memes, counterfactuals, dog whistles, canards, euphemisms, innuendoes, insinuations, fake outrages, and obsessions in The Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories and fever swamps, Nov. 8-12, 2016

Barack Obama: the ultimate free-lunch politician, handing out new entitlements like candy.

Clinton Foundation: a bribe pump. Hillary is the Godmother.

deserving: the feeling that those Hillary called the “deplorables” aren’t getting what they deserve, whereas lots of other Americans, especially urbanites, are getting what they don’t deserve.

diversity: apartheid, American-style.

fuel standards: economically unjustifiable nanny state regulations

free (as in free tuition): paid for by others.

opportunity inequality: the new equality challenge: overcome the leveling and crippling stranglehold of teachers’ unions so children can learn 21st century skills in charter and private schools. We need to create a new creative class because you can’t redisribute your way to economic growth or progress.

Paris climate drum circle: the draconian anti-carbon cabal of wealthy environmentalists and self-righteous “green” elites.

political correctness: deference to “victims”: women, minorities, LGBT, etc. We are captives to historical shame that is no longer relevant. Eventually, someone is going to have to tell those “porch  niggers” to find a job. Every deferential gesture–the war on poverty, affirmative action, Obamacare, every kind of “diversity” scheme–only weakens the recipients.

trigger warnings: weaponized offense-taking.

winners and losers: the 2016 election’s winners: Donald Trump, the American people, the US Constitution, Constitutional originalist judges, frackers,  the Keystone Pipeline, the free market, growing the economy instead of growing entitlements, etc.  America is going to win so much it will get sick of winning.

Losers: Hillary Clinton , media, cultural, academic and  green elites,  smug liberals who look down on working people, “climate change”,  LGBT perverts, Black Lives Matter activists, feminazis,  political correctness, progressivism, social engineering,  identity politics, terrorists everywhere, Obamacare, activist judges, free traders and globalists, baby killers, “Pocohantas” Warren, Iran, China, Mexico, arrogant entitlement,

The real winners: corporations, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, bankers and Wall Street, racists, vulgarians, misogynists, nativists and xenophobes,, authoritarians, white supremacists, lobbyists, bullies, the alt-right, coal, fascism, greed, Citizens United,

The real losers:  vanity, hate, arrogance,  recklessness, decency, equity, fairness, moderation, compromise, respect and dignity, the planet Earth, scientific fact, democratic norms, marriage equality, reproductive rights, the rule of law, fuel standards

 

Glossary: Key memes, counterfactuals, dog whistles, canards, euphemisms, innuendoes, insinuations, fake outrages and obsessions in the Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories, Sept. 27-30, 2016

bad science: the so-called “research” behind the so-called theory of “climate change.” Liberal academics purposely rig their research so it reaches a preordained conclusion.

How do the critics of “bad science” even know what science is? What puts them into a position to criticize scientific research? If you handed them a scholarly article supporting some aspect of climate change theory and asked for their explanation of what, exactly, constituted the “bad” part, what would or could they say?

Dodd-Frank: the government caprice that constitutes the greatest threat to the global financial system. Its settlement raids on big banks are political highway robbery. This plundering is done at the behest of the Bernie Sanders-Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic party.

FDA: a drug cartel.

grievance-minded grouser: Hillary, who is always quick to play the victim card whenever she’s challenged

mainstream media: Coalition of Liberal Narrative-Benders For Hillary

NATO: one of the many ridiculous foreign alliances the Obama-Clinton-Kerry team has gotten us into. After trump is elected, these countries will have to pay up to deserve an alliance with the US.

The absurdity and myopia this whole notion of”paying up” is perfectly captured by Thomas Friedman:

How in the world do we put a man in the Oval Office who thinks NATO is a shopping mall where the tenants aren’t paying enough rent to the U.S. landlord?

NATO is not a shopping mall; it is a strategic alliance that won the Cold War, keeps Europe a stable trading partner for U.S. companies and prevents every European country — particularly Germany — from getting their own nukes to counterbalance Russia, by sheltering them all under America’s nuclear umbrella.

offhand remark: incidental, off-the-cuff remarks that Donald Trump made decades ago and are blown up by the Dems into major policy announcements. Even though he made these remarks in passing when he didn’t hold public office, he is being unfairly held to them as forever binding. The best example is Trump’s  so-called “admission” to Howard Stern that he supported the invasion of Iraq.

Of course, Presidents don’t get do-overs, loose lips sink ships and can start wars, and nothing a President says is “incidental” or “off-hand.” Trump’s Achilles’ heel is his thin skin and resultant unrestrained blurting. It’s hard to imagine what four years of cleaning up his verbal poop would be like, especially since he never apologizes. No one wants their imbecilec , low-information, sclerotic drunken uncle who spouts off at Thanksgiving to be President.

political correctness: the mainstreaming of intolerance and bigotry. In a Hillary administration, any non-pc thought, reading or speech will be criminalized.

This is a classical rhetorical ploy: blame the victim (in this case, free speech in the name of tolerance, inclusion, and diversity) for the crime being perpetrated against the victim. In other words, undo or undermine all the values protecting against the very crime being perpetrated. To this rhetorical end, the phony “war on political correctness” aims to stigmatize or repress the free opinion of tolerance by being totally intolerant, dismissive, and derisive of such speech.

sexism: in Hillary Land, any time she’s interrupted or corrected or confronted with anything less than complete obeisance. Hillary is grievance-minded grouser, always quick to play the victim card whenever she’s challenged

shilling: what lamestream “moderators” such as Lester Holt do when they “fact check” Donald Trump and give Hillary a free pass.

suckers: people who pay taxes.

Only Donald Trump would argue that we need to rebuild roads, bridges and the military, and help our veterans, yet call for tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy, and then brag that never paying taxes is the “smart” thing to do.

Glossary: Key memes, dog-whistles, canards, euphemisms, fake outrages, and obsessions in the Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories, Feb 10-15, 2016

activist: Dem supporter, environmentalist or liberal judge. Always a pejorative,  like “trial lawyers.” Tea Party/GOP loyalists are called supporters, not activists.

American leadership abroad: bomb the shit out of ’em. American troops and weapons: the New Centurions.

Black Lives Matter: Demspeak for Black votes matter. After elections, the Dems abandon blacks to their  own self-generated pathology of crime, drug addiction, welfare addiction, race-baiting, out-of-wedlock births, and self-righteousness.

Chinese, Muslims and Mexicans: cheaters, terrorists and rapists.

the economic collapse: fear-mongering about the alleged “corruption” of Wall Street; actually caused by the government handing out home loan to deadbeat minority borrowers.

the end of political correctness: the return of unbridled hate speech.

the establishment:
anything not Trump.

female contraception insurance coverage: bucks for sluts.

To God Be the Glory: Is Jesus Christ Ted Cruz’s campaign manager? Does this guy have a Messiah complex, or what? At least Obama said that “we are the people we’ve been waiting for,”   whereas Cruz clearly thinks he’s The One.

identity politics:  Dems claim they want to bring all races, classes, genders, ages and sexualities together, yet if they didn’t  divide by gender, race, class, and sexual orientation, they wouldn’t win any elections. Dems rely on class envy and economic and moral coercion to enforce their straitjacket brand of political correctness

hard work and effort: the opposite of the handout mentality of the “takers”  (aka, parasites). This unadorned Social Darwinism is a key Tea Party meme, effectively cancelling out any discussion of institutional racism, poverty, the corrupting power of money, increasing inequality, sexism, etc.

moral compass: being a Christian fundamentalist.

Obama: the food stamp President.

states’ rights: the states’ ability to deny human and civil rights in the name of the majority in power.

Trumpism: might makes right, profits define success,  and great strength leads to ever-greater authority.  More fact-free misanthropy and bigoted populism.

Vox Dei: Ted Cruz, the Voice of God

Vox Populi: Donald Trump, the Voice of the People.